Funding for this research was provided by:
Flemish Inter-University Council–University Development Cooperation (VLIR-UOS). (VLIR (TEAM ZEIN2013PR393),)
Received: 9 January 2019
Accepted: 16 May 2019
First Online: 28 May 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Since this research did not involve a human subject, consent to participate is not applicable. It involves animals not deliberately but naturally infected by <i>Trypanosoma equiperdum</i> causing dourine, a fatal disease in horses. The only ethical issue was to take care of animal welfare during euthanasia. Therefore, horses were euthanized humanely by intravenous administration of over dose sodium pentobarbital after sedation with xylazine. The procedures were approved by the Ethical Review Committee of Addis Ababa University, College of Veterinary Medicine and Agriculture (Permit No: VM/ERC/004/07/015).
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